ECT’s Accordion Custom Connectors offer high reliability, high cycle life, patented single beam architecture providing a large range of usable compliance to absorb connector to target mating tolerances. With no requirement for male to female target penetration, superior ease of use is achieved in blind mate scenarios with low insertion / extraction forces.
Flat spring designs are optimized for desired electromechanical characteristics such as preload, nominal force and resistance. These characteristics are in balance with engineered strain management, ensuring a mechanical solution that exceeds cycle life requirements of the most demanding applications. Other physical characteristics can be designed to accommodate SMT, through hole, compression mount.
An Accordion probe’s real advantage is observed in the theater of operations where it matters most. Its unique design offers a low mass contact that is stable in shock and vibration or otherwise harsh environments. Performance is unaffected by submersion, and self-healing is a result of deliberate wiping during actuation.